IN AN ARTICLE which is not very long but probably long enough, considering the weight of the target, Time magazine takes a sneering swipe at the Ben Stein “documentary” Expelled: Ben Stein Dukes it Out with Darwin
After first noting that Stein “… quickly wades into waters far too deep for him,” which is an exceedingly polite way of saying that Stein doesn’t have a clue, the article continues:
It’s in the film’s final third that it runs entirely off the rails as Stein argues that there is a clear line from Darwinism to euthanasia, abortion, eugenics and — wait for it — Nazism. Theories of natural selection, it’s claimed, were a necessary if not sufficient condition for Hitler’s killing machine to get started. The truth, of course, is that the only necessary and sufficient condition for human beings to murder one another is the simple fact of being human. We’ve always been a lustily fratricidal species, one that needed no Charles Darwin to goad us into millenniums of self-slaughter.
Of course there’s much more to be said when debunking the alleged (but not-existent) link between Darwin and Hitler, such as the documented fact that, in Mein Kampf, Hitler clearly indicates that he’s a creationist. Check it for yourself: Mein Kampf by Adolf Hitler, Volume Two, Chapter X:
For it was by the Will of God that men were made of a certain bodily shape, were given their natures and their faculties. Whoever destroys His work wages war against God’s Creation and God’s Will.
Then there’s that embarrassing lode of material supplied by Martin Luther, which was rather more to the point than the writings of Mr. Darwin.
No matter. Time has given Mr. Stein’s work all the attention it deserves, and then some.